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One tank trip: Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

Foster State Park in Fargo, Ga. Two other entrances -- Kingfisher Landing and Suwanee ...
If you go The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is a five-hour drive from Atlanta. Waycross, 10 miles north of the Okefenokee, has an abundance of chain hotels ...

Jesse Franklin Bailey Jr.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Southeast Cancer Unit, 401 Pendleton Street, Waycross, GA 31501. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.hartfh.com. Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

Cecil Ingram A/K/A Gram Parsons

Gram Parsons was born Cecil Ingram Connor on Nov. 5, 1946 in Waycross, Ga., to Cecil "Coon Dog" Conner, Jr., and Avis Snively Connor. His mother was a member of the Snively Groves citrus family. Snively Groves, located in Eloise, at the time was one of the ...

Georgia Happenings

(912) 267-1212. Okefenokee Toastmasters Club, noon Wednesdays, South Georgia State College’s Student Services Building, Waycross Campus. Information, email oketoast8269@gmail.com. Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, “Avengers,” as part of the Summer Reading ...

Florida Partnership for Telehealth receives HRSA grant to expand telemedicine programs into rural north Florida

Waycross, GA – July 23, 2015 - Florida Partnership for TeleHealth (FPT), a charitable nonprofit promoting the establishment of telemedicine programs in communities throughout Florida, announces that the organization was awarded a $100,000 planning grant ...

Georgia: Was Caroline Small Executed By Police?

Mike McDaniel, a special agent from the Georgia Bureau of investigations ...
“There was nothing in my mind that justified them shooting her,” said former Waycross District Attorney Rick Currie. Currie mentions Trooper Malone’s heroic actions and ...

Beatrice Colley Landrum

Mrs. Beatrice Colley Landrum, 90, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in the ClinchHealth Care, Homerville, Ga., surrounded by her loving family, following an extended illness. Mrs. Landrum was born Oct. 7, 1924, in Waycross, Ga. to the late A.C. Colley ...

Actor Burt Reynolds helps drive Macon Film Festival to successful run

Reynolds, who was born in Waycross, Ga., participated in showings of his Georgia-filmed movies “Deliverance” and “Sharky’s Machine.” Reynolds' popular “Smokey and the Bandit” movies were also filmed in Georgia. Julie Wilkerson, president of ...

The 35-Year-Old Georgia Mother Who Was Shot and Killed by Police

Attempts by outside law-enforcement to bring justice in the case that run into a stonewall so thick and high that open bureaucratic warfare breaks out between Glynn County law-enforcement and the detectives from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation tasked ...

Area Deaths

WAYCROSS — Mr. Charles Eugene “Gene” Swain passed away Monday, July 6, 2015, at his daughter’s residence in Springfield, Ga. He was born on August 24, 1942 in Homeland, Ga. to Charles David Swain and Allie Clara Mercer Swain Buchanan, but lived in ...

Carpenter Waycross (GA) – Waycross Carpenters

Carpenter Waycross (GA) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Waycross (GA). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Waycross, Georgia work with, builds and fixes items and structures ma…


I had already chastised myself in a post from November 25, 2011 on the St. Teresa Church reckovation which I wrote about in an 1981 "Southern Cross" article (our diocesan  newspaper). I reprint it her…
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Protect Your Business in WAYCROSS GEORGIA from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Register at http://agil.me/springprepsba

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Get a Homeland Security Job in WAYCROSS GEORGIA

What You Need to Know

The Department of Homeland Security has unique career opportunities that will challenge your mind and reward your skills and talents. As a Homeland Security employee, you will help secure our borders, airports, seaports and waterways; research and develop the latest security technologies; respond to natural disasters or terrorists acts; and analyze intelligence reports.

Next Steps

  1. Find the Job Right for You. Find DHS jobs at dhs.usajobs.gov.

    You can also use USAJOBS through an Interactive Voice Response Telephone System
    phone: 703-724-1850
    TDD: 978-461-8404.

    From general mission support to law enforcement to immigration and travel security to prevention and response, exciting professional growth opportunities exist throughout the Department.

  • Mission support careers involve the following fields: medical, human resources, facilities, budget, procurement, science and technology, training, intelligence, planning and coordination, detection, civil rights, fraud detection and more.
  • Law enforcement careers offer positions in protection of the President, Vice President, their families, heads of state and other designated inpiduals; securing the nation’s borders and enforcing immigration laws; interagency law enforcement training; and enforcing economic, transportation and infrastructure security.
  • Immigration and travel security careers involve protecting the nation’s transportation systems, as well as overseeing lawful immigration to the U.S.
  • Prevention and response careers protect the public, environment and U.S. economic and security interests in any maritime region, as well as provide preparedness, protection, response, recovery and mitigation to reduce loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards are what these careers are all about.
  1. Read the Job Announcement. The announcement will provide you with information about job qualifications, duties, salary, duty location, benefits, and security requirements. Here you will be able to determine if your interests, education, and professional background make you a good candidate for the job.

A list of common terms is available to assist you in understanding Department job announcements.

Most Homeland Security jobs require U.S. citizenship and successful completion of a full background investigation and drug screening.

  1. Apply for the Job. Follow the instructions in the “How to Apply” section of each USAJOBS announcement (upper right tab). Instructions will guide you through the application process, providing you detailed information on the questions, forms, and format that must be addressed and used to capture your qualifications for the job. Submit all required documents and pay close attention to the application due date and application procedures, which will vary by job and the Department component.

    During the application process, veterans may be asked to identify Veterans Preference status.

    To post your resume online, apply to certain federal jobs, check on the status of your application, and receive automated job alerts, you must create a USAJOBS member account.

  2. Interview for the Job. The names of best-qualified candidates will be forwarded to the supervisor or hiring official. If you are one of the best-qualified candidates, the supervisor or hiring official may interview you in person or by telephone, or in rare cases may hire you based solely on your application materials. Selection procedures are subject to Federal Civil Service laws, which ensure that all applicants receive fair and equal treatment in the hiring process.


No matter where you are in your career - at the very beginning, transitioning to the federal government mid-career, or another stage in your professional life - the Department of Homeland Security has a place for you.

  • Student and Recent Graduate Job Opportunities - Learn about internships, fellowships and training programs available across the Department.
  • Experienced Professionals - Use your technical skills and management experience to contribute to the homeland security mission. Explore meaningful career opportunities today.
  • Retirees - The Department offers retirees meaningful work opportunities, including short- and long-term projects, on a part-time or flexible schedule.
  • Veterans - The Department is committed to recruiting and employing eligible veterans for suitable jobs.


Last Published Date: December 16, 2014


The importance of local education funding in WAYCROSS GEORGIA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 



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